Weather Averages for kefalonia in August
Averages for kefalonia in August
August along with July is the hottest time of year on Kefalonia. It is also the busiest as it is peak tourist season. Joining the international tourists are a lot of Greeks who head to the islands for their summer vacations.
The average temperature is still a sweltering 29°C (that's about 84°F), and does not fall any lower than 18°C (about 64°F) at night.
T-shirts, shorts and sandals can be worn throughout the day and into the night due to the balmy weather.
The average sea temperature reaches 26°C (about 79°F), so spending long, warm, sunny days at the beach you can take a refreshing dip in the sea to cool off.
Do take care of course to use lots of sunscreen and try to avoid being in the sun during the hottest parts of the day. Although the meltemi wind may feel slightly cooler, the sun's rays are still extremely powerful.
You can check the local weather forecast to find out when the day will be warmest and plan your day accordingly.
The feast day of the Virgin Mary takes place on the 15th August all over Kefalonia. The most intriguing celebration takes place in the village of Markopoulo.
There, non-poisonous snakes surround a monastery, which according to legend is because the nuns of the monastery were transformed into snakes by the Virgin to protect them from a pirate attack!
The snake festival is celebrated with local nuns, and includes traditional music, dancing and local food.